childhood & college
Greg's civic experiences can be traced to his childhood. The first book he bought with his own money (a book about Harriet Tubman) inspired him to want to make a difference. Soon after, he signed up for the MS Read-a-Thon and participated in it for several years. The experience sparked a lifelong interest in civic engagement. In high school, he volunteered with kids through youth centers & athletic leagues. In college, he volunteered at schools near campus; tutored former gang members pursuing GEDs, and was appointed Student Chairman of Community Service.